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Master Data Services Insufficient Memory Error

A business case that requires the usage of Master Data Services finally landed in my desk. As part of delivering this business case, I had to install and configure SQL Server 2014 Master Data Services in production. I had previously installed and configured SQL Server Master Data Services in a test virtual machine environment so I was certain …

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Single package deployment does not replace package deployment

In my article, Single package deployment in SQL Server Integration Services 2016, I covered the exciting single package deployment feature available in SQL Server 2016 via SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) 2015. I think in the midst of the excitement, some people started confusing this new feature with package deployment model. In this post, I try to clear …

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Installing SQL Server Data Tools for Visual Studio 2015

In my article, Single package deployment in SQL Server Integration Services 2016, I highlighted the joys of single package deployment available in the release of SQL Server Data Tools 2015 and SQL Server 2016. The only feeling of misery in the overall SSDT 2015 you are likely to experience is during the installation of Business …

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SQL Server Exercise for Data Warehouse Candidates

Background Part of the process when looking for candidates to bring into a data warehouse team is to ensure that you hire competent and reliable people. We recently had to fill a data warehouse position in our team and I setup the following technical exercise that helps measure technical competencies of candidates. Candidates were required to do …

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